[Link] Positive education: positive psychology and classroom interventions

Positive education is defined as education for both traditional skills and for happiness. The high prevalence worldwide of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. Article by Martin E. P. Seligman, Randal …

[Link] Montessori Census

Check out this article on Montessori Census! http://montessoriobserver.com/2014/09/22/the-montessori-census-montessori-observes-itself/

[Link] Learning in Different Ways

Temple Grandin, PhD, scientist and autism activist, explains how different people learn in different ways and why we should embrace all kinds of thinking. Special thanks to Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn, NY, and Shelton School & Evaluation Center, Dallas, TX.  http://youtu.be/BJUrsOiIjug

[Link] The Principles of Strengths-Based Education

Doing what we do best leads to high levels of engagement and productivity. Educators who capitalize on their strengths daily help students do what they do best by developing a strengths based approach to education. The principles of strengths-based education include measurement, individualization, networking, deliberate application, and intentional …

[Link] Positive Psychology and Higher Education

Positive Psychology and a strengths-based approach to higher education should not be confused with fads that have swept through higher education. Fads are often a theoretical and are only loosely associated with an educational or psychological research base. Strengths-based education is actually a return to basic educational principles that emphasized …